Entrepreneurship Courses

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ENTR 121
Combines the expertise of Business College faculty with real world experiences of successful practitioners to examine the success principles of the free enterprise system and provide students an understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
ENTR 275
Agribusiness Entrepreneurial FinanceCrosslisted as AECN 275, AGRO 275, EAEP 275, HORT 275
Overview of financial issues for agribusiness start-ups. Business funding specific to new enterprises. Case studies on financial practices for start-up firms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 291 will not fulfill any of the requirements for a degree in the College of Business Administration. See Schedule of Classes for current offerings.
Variety of topics in small business and entrepreneurship, including, but not limited to marketing, finance, human resources, and operations.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 321
Prereqs:
Sophomore Standing.
MNGT 321/ENTR 321 is 'Letter grade only'.
Introduction to entrepreneurship management/marketing. Provides an 'insider's view' of entrepreneurial creativity, innovation, and value creation.  First-hand accounts from personal experiences in creating new products, services, and ideas.  Insight into real-world marketing creativity, leadership applications, research and development, market analysis, feasibility study, and potential careers in creativity and related fields.  Involves the investigation of markets, both for profit and not-for-profit.
This course is a prerequisite for: ENTR 423, MNGT 421, MNGT 422
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 322
Family BusinessCrosslisted as MNGT 322
ENTR/MNGT 322 is 'Letter grade only'.
The opportunities and challenges that are distinctive to businesses owned and operated by members of a family. Shared governance, leadership development, succession, and family-business tensions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 388
Agribusiness EntrepreneurshipCrosslisted as HORT 388, AGRO 388, EAEP 388, ABUS 388
Overview of types of agricultural enterprises. Basic accounting principles as they relate to agricultural businesses.  Requires completion of a marketing plan specific to agricultural enterprises based on a business idea.  Student team projects with emphasis on marketing.
This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 301
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTR 421
Prereqs:
Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 321 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 321 have not been completed).
Focuses on the management of new firms, including small businesses designed to be lifestyle ventures and firms destined to grow.  Exposure to variety of growth opportunities including franchising, organic growth and expansion of smaller businesses or units within larger firms.  Teaches how to manage a new business and exploit an entrepreneurial opportunity and manage resources to sustain the firm once the business is running.  Learn through a variety of hands-on methods designed to enhance their critical thinking and practical business skills.  Case study analysis and exposure to thought leadership in the field are part of the core learning methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 6
ENTR 422
Prereqs:
Junior Standing; MNGT 360 and 321 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 321 have not been completed).
Addresses financial, human resource, operations and marketing issues that face entrepreneurs whose businesses are confronted with significant growth.  In addition, will learn change management concepts that are targeted towards managing an organization in extremely turbulent times.  Prepares students to work in fast-growth firms, whether they are interested in starting their own business or joining an already established fast-growth firm.  Helpful for students interested in fast-growth industries such as life science and high technology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ENTR 422A/822A
Small Business OwnerCrosslisted as MNGT 422A/822A
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both ENTR/MNGT422/822 and ENTR/MNGT422A/822A.
The obligations and operating practices required by ownership of one's own business, whether new or acquired. Interactions with owners of small businesses (e.g., on-site visits and discussions). Cases and projects relevant to small businesses.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ENTR 423
Prereqs:
Junior Standing; MNGT 360, MNGT 321 (departmental permission is required if MNGT 360 and/or MNGT 321 have not been completed) or for non-management majors with departmental permission.
Takes an in-depth look at the business planning process.  By the end of the class, students produce their own business plans.  Learn through their own business plan writing, through in-depth cases studies, by engaging in role plays and by interacting with business executives.  Business plans are a critical part of any organization, thus, preparing students to develop business plans for a variety of new concepts and ideas, whether inside an established firm or as part of the start-up new venture.   Students will be asked to enter their business plans into the business planning competitions in which the university participates.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 488/888
Business Management for Agricultural EnterprisesCrosslisted as HORT 488/888, AGRO 488/888, EAEP 488/888, ABUS 488
HORT 488/888 requires the completion of a shadowing assignment and the analyses of case studies.
Research a specific agricultural enterprise. Develop and present a business plan using materials from the primary area of interest.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 10
ENTR 821
Prereqs:
MNGT 321 and 360; or permission.
Focuses on the management of new firms, including small businesses designed to be lifestyle ventures and firms destined to grow. Exposure to variety of growth opportunities including franchising, organic growth and expansion of smaller businesses or units within larger firms. Teaches how to
manage a new business and exploit an entrepreneurial opportunity and manage resources to sustain the firm once the business is running. Learn through a variety of hands-on methods designed to enhance their critical thinking and practical business skills. Case study analysis and exposure to thought leadership in the field are part of the core learning methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 822
Prereqs:
MNGT 321 or 360; or permission.
Addresses financial, human resource, operations and marketing issues that face entrepreneurs whose businesses are confronted with significant growth. In addition, will learn change management concepts that are targeted towards managing an organization in extremely turbulent times. Prepares students to work in fast-growth firms, whether they are interested in starting their own business or joining an already established fast-growth firm. Helpful for students interested in fast-growth industries such as life science and high technology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ENTR 823
Prereqs:
MNGT 321 or MNGT 360; or permission.
ENTR 823 may be taken by non-management majors with departmental permission.
Takes an in-depth look at the business planning process. By the end of the class, students produce their own business plans. Learn through their own business plan writing, through in-depth cases studies, by engaging in role plays and by interacting with business executives. Business plans are a critical part of any organization, thus, preparing students to develop business plans for a variety of new concepts and ideas, whether inside an established firm or as part of the start-up new venture. Students will be asked to enter their business plans into the business planning competitions in which the University participates.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom